Satoko And Nada Manga Volume 1
About Satoko And Nada Manga Volume 1
Satoko And Nada Manga Volume 1 features story and art by Yupechika, supervised by Marie Nishimori.
Satoko, who is Japanese, has a new roommate in America: a Saudi Arabian woman named Nada, who practices Islam and wears a hijab. While under the same roof, Satoko and Nada learn how to live together with very different customs and still have all the fun young women crave! Through mutual respect—and the hilarious adventures of their daily life—Satoko and Nada prove that friendship knows no borders.
Ratings & Reviews
A delightful, enlightening manga about a friendship that transcends cultures!
by Lauren -
I bought this manga sight-unseen, liking the premise so much that I just had to try it. I was not disappointed!
It consists of mostly 4-koma comics, but the brevity of the format doesn't take away from its story in the slightest. It is a funny, sweet and sincere story of friendship between two young women from two entirely different countries and cultures, that manages to be very educational as well!
(Personally, I think more Americans should read this manga, especially nowadays!)
It draws many contrasts and highlights the differences between cultures and religions, but it always does so with thoughtfulness and respect, and even pokes harmless fun at it at times. Nada is never portrayed as being 'oppressed', and Satoko is patient and non-judgmental, always open to learning more about Nada's country and religion.
The art is charming as well! I'm greatly looking forward to more of this series!!
Give this one a chance
by MetalMonkeyReadsALot -
Although I was initially a little put off by the sort of childish, amateur illustrations (hence the loss of a star), I ended up quite liking it. It is informative, sweet and funny, as well as relatable. It was a bit funny--and jarring--to see Americans as the one-dimensional Other, too.